Coda Octopus Products Ltd.

F280® Series

F280® Series


Accurate, reliable MOTION and positioning data in a compact package.


The F280® series of GNSS-aided (inertial) attitude and positioning systems are high quality, robust packages for the marine hydrographic and laser survey market.

Defined to meet the exacting requirements of the multibeam survey market, the F280 series systems are easy to install, easy to use and produce very accurate positioning, heading and MOTION data in the most dynamic offshore conditions.

The light yet rugged F280 product series is a reliable and cost-effective solution on marine survey vessels of all sizes.

All systems are dual antenna GPS-, GLONASS- and BeiDou- enabled to improve constellation coverage and heading lock stabilization.

Easy-to-use web interface provides configuration, control and processing functionality including iHeave (intelligent heave).

In addition to real-time heave measurement and output, the F280 series now directly computes and outputs our long-standing and proven iHeave (intelligent Heave) solution without the need for top-side processing or software. iHeave is a tailored solution specifically for long period ocean swell compensation and is fully integrated with the F280 series of Precision Attitude and Positioning Systems. In many parts of the world, hydrographic survey is severely affected by low frequency ocean swells often up to 70 seconds long, resulting in distortions in bathymetric measurements. Conventional techniques for real-time heave measurement can only offer limited accuracy and are insensitive to ocean swells exceeding 10 to 20 seconds. The inbuilt iHeave algorithm analyzes the raw motion data and allows a more accurate determination of the real heave motion experienced by a vessel, and enables the output of precise heave values for all ocean swells.

Additionally, for extremely rapid vessel deployments, a Pre-Calibrated Housing accessory is available to significantly reduce the installation and calibration phases of operation.

Features & Benefits

  • Survey grade GNSS, attitude and heave sensor in one box
  • High accuracy position, heading, heave, pitch and roll at up to 100Hz
  • Connectivity to multiple sensors simultaneously over Ethernet and Serial
  • Multiple lever arms to support precise INS positioning for multiple platform locations or sensors
  • Rapid Heading initialization (Under 30 secs typically)
  • Web based setup and monitoring - ability to store multiple different profiles and recall these instantly - ideal for survey teams with multiple vessels
  • Tightly integrated GNSS and inertial components results in increased accuracy and reduced setting times when compared to outputs from separate sensors
  • Enhanced performance under conditions of poor GNSS reception
  • Compatible with HYPACK, QINSy, CARIS and other navigation packages
  • Industry standard formats and interfaces
  • iHeave (intelligent Heave) processing available as standard

Choose a Product that Fits Your Needs


Single frequency GNSS system with DGPS capability (30cm positional accuracy) and SBAS (0.8m positional accuracy)


As F280 with addition of RTK corrections and dual frequency GNSS system to allow a maximum positional accuracy of 1 cm.


As F285 with addition of build-in Atlas receiver and Atlas Global Correction Service License (L-Band). (Yearly Subscription required.)

Round-the-Clock Support

Dedicated to enhanced customer service and support, TEAM members access a range of benefits alongside unsurpassed 24x7 technical support. Additionally, Coda Octopus offers on-site training for the products and Through Life Support for extended support that goes beyond regular service level support and warranties.

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